October 23, Monday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Yoshi Ogasawara and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto

1. Japan’s ruling coalition has won an overwhelming victory in Sunday’s general election.
2. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says he is willing to go to North Korea on behalf of the Trump administration to help break the deadlock over the North’s nuclear and missile programs.
3. A senior North Korean diplomat has again rejected the possibility of holding talks on the country’s nuclear program with the Trump administration.